Quality comes with a price. A good quality aluminium window could be more expensive than other material windows. But the issue is not the price, the issue is about the possibilities in aluminium. The life cycle of aluminium could be more than the life cycle of the building itself. Its high strength-to-weight ratio, flexibility and formability guarantee virtually unlimited design potential. It can be shaped, welded, screwed and cut into dynamic 3D shapes. The extrusion process offers an almost infinite range of forms and sections, allowing designers to integrate numerous functions into single profiles.

The incredibly high strength-to-weight ratio of aluminium makes it possible to design light structures with exceptional stability. The use of aluminium provides architects with the means to meet required performance specifications while minimising expenditure on foundations. Due to the metal’s inherent strength, aluminium window and curtain wall frames can be very narrow, maximising solar gains forgiven outer dimensions. Also, to which, the material’s lightweight makes it easier to transport and handle on-site and reduces the risk of a work-related injury.

The high reflectivity of some aluminium alloys makes it a very efficient material for light management. Aluminium solar collectors can be installed to lower energy consumption for artificial lighting and heating in winter while aluminium shading devices can be used to reduce the need for air conditioning in summer.

Aluminium building products are made from alloys that are weather-proof, corrosion-resistant and immune to the harmful effects of UV rays, ensuring optimal performance over a very long lifetime. Besides routine cleaning for aesthetic reasons, neither bare nor painted aluminium requires any maintenance, which translates into a major cost advantage over the lifetime of a product. The freedom of maintenance guarantees unlimited use and the possibility of a reliable cost analysis over the entire useful life.

All these good properties make aluminium an ideal metal for fenestration and façade. The potential of aluminium is unlimited. For more enquiries, visit www. alfen.in or write: to enquiry@alfen.in.

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